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Carleton College Arboretum
Northfield, MN
Trail Length: 18.6K  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact:     Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   The Carleton College Arboretum trails are open to the public for skiing. The Upper Arb (6.3 km) is groomed for skating and classic and the Lower Arb (12.3 km) is groomed for classic only.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019  posted: 3/7/2019 11:21:25 AM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  The upper Arb has been groomed and a track has been reset over the entire system. Condition should be superb. Get out and ski before the next big storm rolls in.
Photos:  
(Tom Bisel)
Monday, March 4, 2019  posted: 3/4/2019 3:49:21 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Upper and Lower Arb trails are groomed and tracked. The lower was tracked late Sunday and all trails are in great shape. There is one large drift on the outer prairie loop to be wary of. The upper is groomed and a track was set on all but a couple of narrow segments. Skate deck has firmed up with the cold. Groomers will be taking a break until the next system arrives. Get out and enjoy as the temps look great this week for skiing.
(Tom Bisel)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019  posted: 2/26/2019 3:15:29 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  I skied the lower arb trails around noon and they had been recently groomed and are in excellent condition, albeit slow due to the temps. A couple of segments (including the eastern sections closest to Canada Ave) were not groomed or rolled but there are tracks set to the iron bridge parking lot.
(Todd Orjala)
Monday, February 25, 2019  posted: 2/26/2019 8:37:03 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Upper Arb: Groomers did a great job getting out once the wind died down. The trails are all groomed except caution hill and the field loop along Hwy 19 where there are still large snow drifts to deal with. Plenty of base, not much tree debris, and the snow is faster than I thought it would be considering how cold it is. Lower arb also looked rolled, but no tracks set.
(Craig Cardinal)
Sunday, February 17, 2019  posted: 2/18/2019 9:29:18 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Skied the Upper Arb Sunday night. The groomer was out and set tracks on 75% of the trail and expanded the width. It was slow and soft with the new snow, needs time to set up and some additional rolling to be really good for skating but coverage was great and it was a pleasant ski.
(Jason Roys)

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